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Oct 10, 19, 12:37 am
Replies: 169
Views: 41,143
Posted By hbtr

No. Check out...

No. Check out https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/clubs/flagship-lounge.jsp:

Executive Platinum, Platinum Pro and Platinum customers traveling solely on North American itineraries do not qualify...
Oct 10, 19, 12:15 am
Replies: 98
Views: 22,731
Posted By hbtr

Most companies may know the rules but there are a...

Most companies may know the rules but there are a LOT of 15” wide or 23” tall bags in the stores that are labeled “carryon.” And while like you I bring my tape measure when I go shopping for luggage,...
Oct 9, 19, 11:59 pm
Replies: 157
Views: 25,584
Posted By hbtr

Interesting idea. I think it would work great -...

Interesting idea. I think it would work great - if the overhead bins actually had sufficient space. But if you arrive at your seat and “your” bin is full - what then? Are you supposed to start asking...
Oct 8, 19, 12:14 am
Replies: 112
Views: 30,381
Posted By hbtr

The issue was about getting F storage on an F...

The issue was about getting F storage on an F ticket. These jets don’t have enough overhead space in F for every passenger to store one rollerboard or similar-sized bag, and other F passengers...
Oct 2, 19, 11:09 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 8,673
Posted By hbtr

Even if it is in a sealed container and can’t...

Even if it is in a sealed container and can’t smell it, if I just know it is there it will trigger the memory of the smell and I will be convinced that I actually smell it. Plane travel is stressful...
Oct 2, 19, 12:56 am
Replies: 112
Views: 30,381
Posted By hbtr

It is pretty random. Gate agents on occasion will...

It is pretty random. Gate agents on occasion will aggressively check bags - there are threads that discuss this - but in my experience they are pretty lenient, or more likely indifferent.
Oct 2, 19, 12:33 am
Replies: 35
Views: 4,579
Posted By hbtr

In my experience a lot of turbulence happens on...

In my experience a lot of turbulence happens on takeoff and landing, especially if the weather is unstable. So the last thing I would do is to double my chances of such turbulence by booking a...
Oct 1, 19, 11:32 pm
Replies: 273
Views: 46,706
Posted By hbtr

Yes for other Chinese airlines - as you said,...

Yes for other Chinese airlines - as you said, same repressive government.

Possibly for the others, but that’s no longer apples-to-apples and I’m not going to veer off into Omni by debating degrees...
Sep 29, 19, 10:23 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3,131
Posted By hbtr

Because for me it makes the flight more...

Because for me it makes the flight more comfortable and go by faster.
Sep 24, 19, 11:35 pm
Replies: 112
Views: 30,381
Posted By hbtr

Why do you think my reaction would be to “throw a...

Why do you think my reaction would be to “throw a tantrum?” There are plenty of other ways to react and to constructively effect change besides throwing a tantrum - and besides “sucking it up” as you...
Sep 24, 19, 12:17 am
Replies: 112
Views: 30,381
Posted By hbtr

”There is space or there isn’t” - how profound....

”There is space or there isn’t” - how profound. IMO “first come first served” is not a justification for people putting two items in the overhead when there is barely enough space for one per person....
Sep 22, 19, 11:49 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 4,830
Posted By hbtr

LAX will have the best lounge options, especially...

LAX will have the best lounge options, especially if you manage to be in F.

Unless you plan to actually visit the Las Vegas or Phoenix areas, I would rule those out as that would be a multi-hour...
Sep 22, 19, 12:17 am
Replies: 15
Views: 6,638
Posted By hbtr

I use the form on the web for contacting customer...

I use the form on the web for contacting customer relations. If I recall I have always received an acknowledgement that the compliment was received and would be forwarded to the appropriate people.
Sep 21, 19, 11:43 pm
Replies: 240
Views: 87,180
Posted By hbtr

While several people have suggested that someone...

While several people have suggested that someone in this position should be more assertive if they have an immediate need to use the restroom, as someone on the receiving end of such assertiveness I...
Sep 15, 19, 11:59 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 6,090
Posted By hbtr

Holding an empty room in case someone with a...

Holding an empty room in case someone with a reservation shows up is the essential definition of “guaranteed reservation.” It is not at all unusual for people to show up to a hotel very, very late; I...
Sep 12, 19, 11:28 pm
Replies: 273
Views: 46,706
Posted By hbtr

Right. When I buy an iPhone I view that more...

Right. When I buy an iPhone I view that more about giving my money to Apple than to China. And I’m not going to overthink how everything is related to everything else, six degrees of separation or...
Sep 12, 19, 11:24 pm
Replies: 273
Views: 46,706
Posted By hbtr

Correct, except for Hong Kong.

Correct, except for Hong Kong.
Sep 11, 19, 11:58 pm
Replies: 273
Views: 46,706
Posted By hbtr

While I would like to show support for CX itself,...

While I would like to show support for CX itself, I’m not willing to show support for China by visiting or even patronizing a Chinese airport. Hong Kong has up until now been sufficiently independent...
Sep 11, 19, 11:02 pm
Replies: 633
Views: 57,648
Posted By hbtr

Full PDB SJC-SNA today. Great service.

Full PDB SJC-SNA today. Great service.
Sep 3, 19, 11:43 pm
Replies: 184
Views: 100,483
Posted By hbtr

Just curious - how did the lounge agent know that...

Just curious - how did the lounge agent know that you did not know your guest? What did they ask you?
Aug 31, 19, 12:09 am
Replies: 1,322
Views: 344,492
Posted By hbtr

Had a good week - full PDBs on SNA-ORD, ORD-ALB...

Had a good week - full PDBs on SNA-ORD, ORD-ALB and PHL-SFO
Aug 18, 19, 11:04 pm
Replies: 87
Views: 13,525
Posted By hbtr

I haven’t stayed at the Avant, but several...

I haven’t stayed at the Avant, but several colleagues have and it seems ok - no complaints, no gushing endorsements either. But if you prefer a Hilton property why not consider the Hilton Garden Inn...
Aug 15, 19, 12:45 am
Replies: 1,322
Views: 344,492
Posted By hbtr

This week: LAX-SJC no PDB. Unusual for this...

This week:
LAX-SJC no PDB. Unusual for this route, but service otherwise was ok
SJC-LAX PDB, great service
Aug 11, 19, 12:24 am
Replies: 171
Views: 15,851
Posted By hbtr

Could AA be pushing their own metal for the...

Could AA be pushing their own metal for the purpose of revenue? I understand that AA and BA share revenue on transatlantic flights, but would that include revenue associated with connecting flights?
Aug 8, 19, 12:50 am
Replies: 268
Views: 285,410
Posted By hbtr

How many EQDs did you earn for this flight? Award...

How many EQDs did you earn for this flight? Award miles are based on EQD earning along with your status. PLAT earns 8 mi/EQD, and AA always calculates the base as 5 mi/EQD (what is earned if you have...
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